Picture from late 1960's shows the pinnacle above the cave structure on the south side of the Ruinous Grotto, the top of which is just visible.It served no purpose apart from ornamentation.

A storm took down an English Poplar tree onto the pinnacle. Luckily, the branches landed each side without causing extensive damage. Some members of The Wolverton and District Archaeological Society and younger volunteers cleared the tree. The pinnacle and wall collapsed due to frost damage in the early 1980's along with the wall with the gothic doorway.

John Stott raking up tree bits to be burnt.

Photo taken early 1970's showing the shrubbery starting to grow up.

Grotto in the snow - 1970's